Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The Obama Betrayal of The LGBT Community & HRC

As a Commentator for The Huffington Post with my own Facebook post to feature and a Twitter Tweet button, I had to comment Sunday morning, October 2, 2011 after reading that President Obama was honored at the Human Right Campaign's Dinner on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

This is what is up on The Huff:The Demise of DADTCommented Oct 2, 2011 at 12:57:36 in Politics
“I sincerely HOPE that the intelligen­t readers of the HUFF do not think DADT is over. POTUS this week merely made it a divisive political issue for the 2012 race to rally the LGBT base. Actually, the president destabiliz­ed Military Service for OUT lgbt servicemem­bers. The Supreme Court was going to determine if DADT was constituti­onal. Obama said since he repealed the law commonly know as DADT was repealed, that the ruling on its Constituti­onality was not necessary. POTUS had the appeal was dismissed. Readers should take away this knowledge from what I have written. It is that without the ruling, #DADT is still a constituti­onal law. The GOP promises to "reinstate DADT if elected in 2012" is not hollow. In fact it makes me make the following warning, "service members come out at their own risk." Welcome to the new political industry I name "THE DADT INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX" primarily for a tool for political fundraisin­g.” 

Seriously, the President of the United States betrayed the #LGBT community because he had the Court dismiss the last remaining appeal as to whether DADT was constitutional. Without a ruling in our favor DADT can now be used by both parties as a fund raising tool. "Vote for me to reinstate DADT" or "Vote for me to stop the repeal of DADT." A ruling finding that DADT was always unconstitutional under the Bill of Rights (regardless of whether the theory is Equal Protection, Due Process, or Freedom of Speech) would have helped service members discharged under DADT. Now, well, I am asking you to think about it. "Should the LGBT Community support a lawsuit with Service members discharged under DADT as the plaintiffs for some type of ruling that their discharges were unconstitutional?" THINK ABOUT IT
Here is what Chris Geidner had to say about it:
The Ninth Circuit panel -- made up of circuit judges Arthur L. Alarcin, Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, and Barry G. Silverman -- issued the decision per curiam, meaning the decision was issued for the court and not in the name of any particular judge. Once the court decided to dismiss the case because of the repeal of 10 U.S.C. 654 -- the DADT statute -- the decision did not address the underlying issue at trial of the constitutionality of DADT. In the LCR statement, R. Clarke Cooper, the group's executive director, said, "The ruling in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States is the reason why Congress finally acted to end this failed and unconstitutional policy. This decision by the Ninth Circuit denies more than 14,000 discharged gay and lesbian servicemembers an important means of obtaining justice for the wrong perpetuated against them under the ban, and leaves open the possibility of future violations of service members' rights.
Here is what Joe My God had to say about it:
Ninth Circuit Court Dismisses LCR Appeal To Have DADT Declared Unconstitutional Saying that the issue was rendered moot by last week's implementation of the legislative repeal of DADT, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court's ruling that the law was unconstitutional. That case was brought by the Log Cabin Republicans, who have continued to press the issue should another administration attempt to reinstall the law.
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